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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 11/30/2020

Reference Number: 000001384
Posted Date: 11/12/2020
Closing Date: 11/30/2020

Department: Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute - Surgery
Position: Research Assistant III

POSITION TITLE  Research Assistant III
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.


A permanent, full-time position (Mon-Fri., hours must be flexible) is available in the department of surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital.


As a member of the research team, the Research Assistant collaborates closely with the surgical group at Mount Sinai Hospital in the coordination of clinical research.  Under the direction of the Principal Investigators and Research Manager, the Research Assistant will implement clinical research studies, including subject identification and recruitment, obtaining informed consent, study education, data collection, data entry and follow-up with participants. In addition, the Research Assistant will help to coordinate and maintain ethical approvals for ongoing research projects, perform chart reviews, conduct literature searches, assist with the development and maintenance of prospective study databases and execute study-related administrative tasks.

In this position, the successful candidate will contribute through the effective recruitment of subjects to our various studies. The candidate is expected to acquire knowledge regarding colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and related surgeries in a timely fashion. The Research Assistant will participate in regular research meetings and perform other related duties as assigned. This person will report to the PIs and Research Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a health or science related discipline with a minimum of two years clinical research experience

  • High degree of computer literacy and extensive experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and modify job responsibilities as required

  • Ability to work independently, effectively and efficiently

  • Familiarity in working with confidential information; maintaining professionalism, diplomacy and tact under high pressure situations

  • Autonomous critical thinking ability

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.


Posting open until November 30, 2020. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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